Share a Selfie with Your Baby & Help a Community Organization! #UltraHug

I love being a blogger.  Sometimes, because I am a blogger, I get to be a part of some really wonderful campaigns that help out the community!  Today is one of those days; I am so excited to team up with Huggies Snug & Dry Ultimate Diapers and Walmart to nominate the WCS Crisis Pregnancy Center in my community for a $2,000 grant.  You can nominate YOUR community project too! My baby and I nominate WCS Crisis Pregnancy Center for a $2k grant from @Huggies Who would you nominate? … [Read more...]

7QT: Welcome to Lent, Valentine’s, Video Games & More

- 1 - #Updates My kids are recovering from their colds, but they still have the coughs (story of our lives).  They took it like champs.  Unfortunately, TR is teething again, and it's the worst. What's new with you? - 2 - Welcome to Lent   My #Ashtag I really wish I could have snapped pictures of my kids' before it came off, but you know, kids.  I was so excited to be able to get to Mass this year for ashes.  Though it's not a Holy Day of Obligation, I always want to go. … [Read more...]

5 Fave Spiritual Books to Read During Lent #5Faves

Jenna over at Call Her Happy is busy having a baby so she's doing a lot of guest posts.  I'm not sure if her Wednesday Link Up is happening at the moment, but I'm going to do it anyway. Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent.  It's the perfect time to renew your spiritual life and get closer to Jesus!  I find that spiritual reading really helps me to not only learn more about my faith, but it makes me a better person / Catholic (I hope).  So here are some of my … [Read more...]

What are You Giving Up?

[Pin Source] I really like the idea of giving something up.  Doing acts of kindness and adding something into your routine, praying more, reading spiritual books, etc are all great too, and I'm going to try some of those, but sacrificing is so important in Lent.  Sacrificing something you love, something you will miss is hard, and it reminds us of Jesus' suffering for us.  We can also "offer it up" and make that suffering redemptive.  Redemptive Suffering is one of my favorite aspects of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Paper Chain Craft

Here's a fun and easy craft you can do with your kids or students to help them focus on the reason for the season!  Cupcakes, Hobbs, and I took turns coming up with things we're thankful for, things we want to thank God for.  It was a great teaching tool for Cupcakes! It was also a great craft for practicing use of scissors and glue.  I cut some strips and then I let Cupcakes cut some "strips":     Cupcakes' "quasadilla" Then, as a family, we all talked about … [Read more...]

{Wordless} The Newest Catholic!

  This was actually taken right before he became a Catholic.  :) … [Read more...]

Tootsie Roll’s Baptism Day!

 Happy Baptism Day, Tootsie Roll! Welcome to the Catholic Church!!  We love you.  :)  Baptism pictures to come.   We're headed to the church in a few minutes for Mass and then the baptism is happening afterwards.  I'm so excited.  The only other baptism I've been to (that I can remember) was Cupcakes and it was so cool! My inlaws, Grandpa and Nana are meeting us at the church.  They were supposed to get in last night but their flight got canceled at the layover airport because of … [Read more...]

7QT: Weddings, Tulips, #SOTG…

- 1 - Friday Maternity Leave means I barely know what day of the week it is.  FAVORITE!  :-D - 2 - Grandma & Auntie Week They took off work to help me and just kind of be there with me while I'm recovering.  It's been so great.  :)  They let me shower, gave Cupcakes lots of attention, kept me company, helped me get out 'n about a little bit, helped me with new baby, etc.  I've really enjoyed having them around, and I really like them playing with my kids.  :)  (It's still so crazy … [Read more...]

Suckers, Graham Crackers & other Saturday Laughs

Church Laughs 5. Hobbs thought it was funny that Cupcakes was crawling under all the hands of the people sitting behind us when they were kneeling (their hands folded on the back of the pew we were sitting in). 4. "I'm going to listen to the church man." hee hee hee Home Laughs 3. "Don't put it [my sucker] down or my couch will get dirty!" 2. Cupcakes was measuring so I asked, "How big is Daddy's head?"  She replied, "GIANT!" Hospital Laugh 1. There was a kitchenette at the … [Read more...]

7QT: Good Friday

- 1 - Happy Friday, Good Friday Today is the day we remember the greatest Act of Love the world has ever seen.  The Son of God died on a cross out of love for humanity.  He loves each and every one of us. [Pin Source] "He paid a debt He didn't owe because we owed a debt we couldn't pay." - 2 - Dessert of the Week Ice Cream! - 3 - My Last Full Work Week I just finished my last full week of work.  My boss cut me today because there aren't going to be very many kids at the center. … [Read more...]